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Old 06-04-2012, 12:41 AM   #21
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Glad to see you are at least trying new things. I don't care for the wheels or headlight alterations, but if you hadn't tried it I wouldn't know that now would I?

The tail lights look interesting and I'd say with your budget you should have some cool stuff done after a while!

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Side Note-My buddy has a Black Ti hatch (wife's), and he's holding out for a Turbo Veloster...Thought you may get a kick out of that being in your signature!
When he could have a Focus ST? Some people... haha!
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:59 AM   #22
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Glad to see you are at least trying new things. I don't care for the wheels or headlight alterations, but if you hadn't tried it I wouldn't know that now would I?

The tail lights look interesting and I'd say with your budget you should have some cool stuff done after a while!


When he could have a Focus ST? Some people... haha!
I'm definitely curious as to what people will think of the designs when they move to a final install. It's very much a 'love it' or 'hate it' sort of deal. I'm realistic and know that not everyone will like the things I've done, but those of us who are car lovers will at least appreciate that I tried.


I know, right? He's a really good friend, I just don't always understand him
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I couldn't tell exactly what was in your Avatar, but I figured if I threw out A&P that I would get something. Most ATP's appreciate those that try to do work by the book!

Most all in-channel visors require the removal of the felt for good adhesion. I would imagine that people not wanting to remove it may be what is causing the motor issues. One or two had motors fail, others seemed to complain that it was interfering with the auto up/down. Idk for sure.

Avatar is Randy Quaid from ID4, it's an old joke from a different forum.

I'll be looking at the return policy for whatever in-channel I decide to try.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:40 AM   #24
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Hello Duane, a fellow NC Focus owner here. Am assuming maybe military A&P from your location? I have a nephew stationed at Bragg, Navy Corpsman, just back from Afghanistan.

I am afraid, like others, not liking those dipped wheels. I guess I am blind but I flat out missed/don't see the pinstripe!! Looking forward to future pics.

On the visors, I have some WeatherTech units on order that won't be in stock and shipped until the middle of the month. According to the online instructions, you don't have to remove any felt. If they don't fit, I will be returning them as I don't like the added wind noise but will try and live with it for a little ventilation in the summer. Good thing about in channel ones is that you can remove them with no marring of the vehicle. The Ford ones on my '02 Explorer are peeling away too but have been on for a long time so I can't complain. I'll let you know how I like the in channel ones. I wasn't too keen on their slow response to my e-mails about why they had not shipped several days after ordering and finally had to call them. Only then did I have a clue they were out of stock till mid June, this was mid May when they are telling me this!! It let me order online and everything looked good, still doesn't say "backorder", just "In Process". Not starting off on a good note in my opinion!
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Yes, stuck here in Fayettenam. I did 8 years active duty in the Army and after getting out I went and tested for the civilian certication. I worked a couple of years around some school trained A&P mechanics to get a solid working knowledge. Then, unfortunately, I got sucked into the pay of governments contracting. As a mechanic, pay pretty much sucks everywhere else. Thanks to your nephew for his service!

In order to see the pinstripe, you have to click to see the 'full size' image, and it is on the chrome beltline. I've been trying to find a way to keep the chrome, but either I have to keep my wheels stock or pull my tint...sill trying to work through it. I have no imagination and can't just 'visualize' something, I have to actually see things.

I really want in-channel visors. The look grows on you really fast, and I hate opening the door to a face full of hot air. (Ford-why we no can window down with key fob?) I listen to my music loud, so the noise doesn't affect me, but I wanted people to be aware of the change because it really surprised me.

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I really want in-channel visors. The look grows on you really fast, and I hate opening the door to a face full of hot air. (Ford-why we no can window down with key fob?) I listen to my music loud, so the noise doesn't affect me, but I wanted people to be aware of the change because it really surprised me.
I just ordered the EGR in channel from AutoAnything for $57.76 shipped. We'll see how they go.
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I tried to play around with your picture with some simple color edits and the pic came out a little better, I don't know, it's alright. One of those things you have to see in person!! Just keep rocking it out haha

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Clear coat the black on the wheels to give it a gloss look and those wheels will look 500x better.
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Clear coat the black on the wheels to give it a gloss look and those wheels will look 500x better.
I like this , it will go on the list to try.
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In the latest Ti news, today my MS3 mount arrived. After I quickly tossed some food down, I completed the install. I do have minor concern over using a non-shouldered bolt, but it could be nothing. I will check it in 500-1000 miles and report anything out of the norm.

That being said, don't think this is a worthless mod for DCT cars. The first drive was amazing! Very smooth, no vibration (even running 91 and stopped at lights), and the shifts felt much more firm. I was surprised out how much better the DCT did with the last update, and this only made that even better. For about $45, I would even recommend this for a DD that doesn't get a lot of spirited driving.

I'll post any significant changes as the mount breaks in.

I'm also going to attempt to get on my buddies dyno on Friday for a baseline. No guarantees, but if it doesn't happen by this weekend then it should most definitely happen by next weekend.
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